Director and Staff
A. James McAdams, the William M. Scholl Professor of International Affairs, has been Director of the Nanovic Institute for European Studies since 2002. He is a member of the Department of Political Science, where he served as Chair from 1997-2002. Read full biography
Donald Crafton, the Joseph and Elizabeth Robbie Professor of Film, Television, and Theatre, will be serving as Interim Director of the Nanovic Institute for the 2012-2013 academic year. He is a member of the Department of Film, Television, and Theatre, where he served as Chair from 1997 to 2002 and 2008-2010. Read full biography
Office: 215 Brownson Hall
Phone: (574) 631-3545
Anthony Monta joined the Nanovic Institute as Assistant Director in July 2007 and was promoted to Associate Director in 2011. Previously he served in the Division of Academic Affairs at the Louisiana Board of Regents. He has taught college English at Louisiana State University and the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he earned his Ph.D. in 2000.
Anthony oversees the development of Nanovic Institute events and external relations such as the Catholic Universities Partnership. He also manages Nanovic Institute publications, faculty symposium development, student grant programs, and serves as the academic advisor for the Minor in European Studies.
Manager of Operations
Office: 218 Brownson Hall
Phone: (574) 631-3547
Monica Caro joined the Nanovic Institute in March 2008 as its Research Development Coordinator, and now serves as its Manager of Operations. In this capacity she acts as a staff manager, oversees the planning and execution of events, and administers the Laura Shannon Prize in Contemporary European Studies.
A summa cum laude graduate of Notre Dame, Monica subsequently pursued graduate studies in philosophy at the University of Texas at Austin, where she received her M.A. before joining the inaugural class of Ave Maria School of Law in Ann Arbor, Michigan and earning her J.D. magna cum laude. There she worked as Managing Editor of the law review, drafted the best appellate brief in her class, and received the school’s Mary, Queen of Lawyers Award from the Dean and Faculty. She then served as a law clerk to the Honorable Daniel A. Manion on the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit and to the Honorable Paul V. Gadola on the Federal District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan. She conducted extensive research for the judges and advised them on a variety of criminal and civil matters.
In 2013 the University recognized Monica with a Presidential Values Award for her service, which she credits to her exceptional colleagues at the Nanovic Institute. She lives on five acres with her husband, two children (“so far,” she hastens to add), and several chickens.
Office: 220 Brownson Hall
Phone: (574) 631-5253
Sharon oversees all financial services for the Nanovic Institute. She also handles the housing and logistics for the visiting scholar programs and assists the Director with daily operations.
Office: 214 Brownson Hall
Phone: (574) 631-8326
Jen advises the Minor in European Studies and all undergraduate and graduate student grant programs.
Office: 212 Brownson Hall
Phone: (574) 631-5123
Melanie coordinates the logistics of Nanovic Institute sponsored events and guests.
Office: 211A Brownson Hall
Phone: (574) 631-3548